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“I want my Maypo!” October 23, 2007

Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cartoons, John Hubley, Movies, Trivia questions.

Like many great filmmakers, John and Faith Hubley took on commercial jobs during the 1950s and 1960s to pay the bills at their studio. This work paid for their great animated films such as “Cockaboody“, “Moonbird” and “The Tender Game“.

The best-known of these were their commercials for Maypo, a maple-flavored breakfast cereal, from which any child of my generation can remember the catchphrase that titles this post.

The voice of Marky was Mark Hubley, the younger of the two boys in “Moonbird”. The soundtrack was built in the same way as “Moonbird” and “Cockaboody,” by recording the kids at play and then building the story around it.

What Oscar- and Tony-winning actor performed the voices of Marky’s father and his Uncle Ralphie? (The answer tomorrow.)

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